Our fast trains following from Bishkek - Moscow are being exploited in Kazakhstan, the independent expert Azamat Takyrbashev said today at a meeting of the parliamentary committee.
"We complain that passenger traffic decreases. And the Kazakhs exploit us as a labor force. Kazakh fast trains don't stop at intermediate stations. And our so-called "fast" trains the Kazakh side has made a shuttle-suburban. The train stops at every intermediate station in Kazakhstan that it is comfortable: they transport their population. On the other hand, the train was made mail-baggage: all that can be transported is transported in our carriages. Therefore, they are in such a state," he said.
"In addition, in recent years there is information that the Kazakh side, exploiting our two stations in Talas region, forces our employees to take the citizenship of Kazakhstan. Only then people can work on the railroad. Otherwise, they will automatically be dismissed. There is already political issue," Azamat Takyrbashev said.
He said that he had worked on the railroad all his life and was aware of the problems from the inside.